Newman, who has served as showrunner for all three seasons of Narcos and the two subsequent seasons of the reset Narcos: Mexico, will remain involved with the series as an executive producer. “I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman exclusively tells The Hollywood Reporter of his shifting role. “When we began this endeavor — making a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production — it seemed insane. But Netflix saw its potential then and their faith in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season three of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands.”
Narcos: Mexico has been renewed for a third season at the streaming giant, with showrunner Eric Newman stepping aside in its return. Co-creator Carlo Bernard, who has been an executive producer since the drug cartel franchise launched in 2015, will step into the showrunner role as Newman focuses on his other upcoming projects at Netflix via his overall deal with the streamer.